ICML 2014 : 31st International Conference on Machine Learning
Conference Series : International Conference on Machine Learning
Call For Papers
The 31st International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2014) will be held in Beijing, China, from June 21 to 26, 2014. The conference will, tentatively, consist of one day of tutorials, followed by three days of main conference sessions, followed by two days of workshops. We invite submissions of papers on all topics related to machine learning for the conference proceedings, and proposals for tutorials and workshops.
After reviewing author and reviewer feedback from the previous conference, ICML 2014 will adopt a two-cycle submission/review format, of which the first submission/review cycle will facilitate both regular one-time review/rebuttal of submissions, as well as invitation-only resubmission into the second cycle, whereas the second cycle will only allow regular first-time submission plus resubmission of papers invited from the first cycle. We are also exploring the possibility of a JMLR track at ICML that allows direct submission of papers intended for JMLR to be reviewed under the same time frame of ICML, more detail will be available soon once agreement with JMLR has been reached. Accepted papers will be announced and posted online shortly after acceptance and will be considered published and available for citation at that time.
Paper Format and Electronic Submission
The submission of papers and the management of the paper reviewing process for the main conference will be entirely electronic. Submissions for a given reviewing cycle will be accepted until 23:59 Universal Time (3:59pm Pacific Daylight Time) on the date of the deadline. Detailed formatting and submission instructions for authors will be available soon on the conference web site.
Submitted papers can be up to eight pages long, not including references, and up to nine pages when references are included. Any paper exceeding this length will automatically be rejected. Authors have the option of submitting a supplementary file containing further details of their work; it is entirely up to the reviewers to decide whether they wish to consult this additional material.
All submissions must be anonymized and must closely follow the formatting guidelines in the templates; otherwise they will automatically be rejected.
Dual Submission Policy
Submitted papers must not be substantially similar to another paper currently under review, or accepted for publication, in a journal, conference or workshop with peer-reviewed proceedings. Similarly, authors must withdraw their papers if they submit an overlapping paper to a different peer-reviewed venue during the ICML review period. If a paper submitted to ICML 2014 is found to significantly overlap with a published or submitted paper at another peer-reviewed venue, then the submission may be rejected and the incident will be recorded with further consequence at the conference organizers' discretion.
Accepted papers must contain significant novel results. Results can be either theoretical or empirical. Results will be judged on the degree to which they have been objectively established and/or their potential for scientific and technological impact.
Main Conference Paper Dates
Cycle I paper submissions due October 4, 2013
Cycle I author response period November 13 - 17, 2013
Cycle I author notification December 9, 2013
Cycle I final version submission due TBA
Cycle II paper submissions due January 31, 2014
Cycle II author response period March 12 - 16, 2014
Cycle II author notification April 9, 2014
Cycle II final version submission due TBA
Some fraction of papers rejected in cycle I will be invited to resubmit with modifications in cycle II. Papers rejected in cycle II will not be eligible for resubmission to ICML 2014.